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Hows Rayburn Fishing #14470146 09/07/22 11:07 AM
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How is Rayburn fishing, Is there any grass ?

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Re: Hows Rayburn Fishing [Re: Dunno] #14470317 09/07/22 02:54 PM
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Dunno, last I was there the grass is coming back but the water is still low. Last I looked it was 4.5 low. Good luck

Re: Hows Rayburn Fishing [Re: Dunno] #14470383 09/07/22 03:42 PM
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It sucks, I’m waiting till November and hopefully they get a couple of ft of water.

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Re: Hows Rayburn Fishing [Re: Dunno] #14470385 09/07/22 03:43 PM
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Judging by the weights from the RTT event at Cassells Boykin, almost everyone had an issue catching any quality except for the winner that had 26.58 lbs with a 9.46 kicker. Second and third place had right at 16lbs and it took 12.6lbs to get a check with some absolute hammer teams competing. It is just that time of year. August and September are typically the worst for big bags because the fish are so scattered and many of them are suspended on bait and roaming or they are buried up deep in the cover.

I had 3 guide trips and classes this past weekend on Sam Rayburn and we caught a lot of bass offshore but size is the issue. When we find the right stuff on the graph, we are going to catch them especially if bait is present in the area. Most of the fish we are catching are in 25-30' with Carolina Rigged baby brushhogs, dropshots, ned rigs and tail spinners, but ultimately, we are catching them on the Lowrance unit. I have attached a few screen shots to this post from this weekend so you can see what I am looking for. On a bad day, we might catch 50 fish when we look for them but we don't stop unless they show up on the graph. On a good day we will catch 80-100. The offshore brushpile bite has not been very good but it would be one of the best ways to randomly get a big bite.

There is a lot more grass in places than there was last year and with the water dropping (currently +4' low) it is matting out in a lot of the usual community holes like Veach, Caney, Norris, Coleman, Deer Stand etc. I don't typically fish the grass or shallow cover because clients think they can sufficiently do that on their own but I have been getting reports of some frog and other topwater fish getting caught as well as some flipping fish if you are willing to work for them. Quality doesn't seem to be any better fishing grass than it is offshore so pick your poison on how you want to catch them. It should be this way until we start getting some cold fronts and the shad start bunching up better. [Linked Image]
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Re: Hows Rayburn Fishing [Re: Dunno] #14470393 09/07/22 03:50 PM
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Great report Clark!

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Thanks Clark. Great report. Even on the graph the fish are obviously scattered.


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Re: Hows Rayburn Fishing [Re: Dunno] #14470484 09/07/22 05:33 PM
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Great post by Clark. I made a trip to Rayburn 3 weeks ago for the first time in 2 years and noticed similar results when it comes to quality. Most of the fish I caught were on a swim jig fishing the inside edge of wind blown grass. The grass was plentiful this year but my frog bite was not great. Spent a few hours offshore in 10 to 15 feet of water with no success.

My video is long for my own use but their are links in the comment section to my fish catches.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LrGIAHKLhK4&t=11973s

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Re: Hows Rayburn Fishing [Re: David Burton] #14470933 09/08/22 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by David Burton
Thanks Clark. Great report. Even on the graph the fish are obviously scattered.

The "spots" that they are grouped up on are actually very acute and for schools of bass, these aren't scattered. That is one of the tell-tale signs that there is a better chance that I am seeing black bass opposed to whites.

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Thanks Clark. Great report. Even on the graph the fish are obviously scattered.

The "spots" that they are grouped up on are actually very acute and for schools of bass, these aren't scattered. That is one of the tell-tale signs that there is a better chance that I am seeing black bass opposed to whites.

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Clark, that has to be the best fishing report I think I have ever seen!


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I’ll be there in a couple weeks, can’t wait banana


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Absolutely awesome screen shots showing the fish in three different perspectives!!! I have to change my view mode to this now!

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Thanks for the update clark. You run a skeeter don't you? If so can you post a pic where your transducer is mounted. Thanks

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